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RTarek

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Inserting new clips in existing video
« on: May 05, 2014, 01:55:08 pm »
May 05, 2014, 01:55:08 pm
Dear Lumion Community,

I am currently working on a film in Lumion with approx. 200 video clips and pictures.
Now I have to add many new video clips all over the video. Is there a way I can add a new video clip somewhere in the video?

There is an option to add a new scene in between but in order to add a new clip you have to drag it from the very end to i.e. the beginning of the video. With approx. 200 clips and only manual sliding this work is immense.

Thank you a lot.

With kind regards,


Raphael

Digitalmarley

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Re: Inserting new clips in existing video
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 12:35:21 am »
May 06, 2014, 12:35:21 am
Hi RTek as far as I know the only way is to create a new clip at the end and drag it in between the clips you want to insert. The trickier part is dealing with animations that occur in sequence, as you will have to copy and paste your effects one by one to keep your start and stop points consistent. An example of this would be cars and people continuously walking from one clip to another. This is going to be a tough job if you have a lot of advanced animation going on but not if every clip is a different sort of animation.

My advice would be to split your 200 clip sequence up into separate, more manageable sizes via different files, so that you can cut down on shuffling your show so much when editing. Also consider combining as many clips as possible.

Sorry if i'm stating the obvious but i was burnt early on by building a huge number of clips, then getting edits from the client and have to basically rebuild. Good luck!

Re: Inserting new clips in existing video
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 04:17:01 am »
May 06, 2014, 04:17:01 am
Hi RTarek

As Digitalmarley mentions, there's no other real quick way.

What can be done earlier on, or of you consider more changes will continue for a while until things are finalised, is to have blank clips every so often, so that inserting is much easier.

A blank clip will not affect timing or get rendered as some blank screen, so it's like having spare room before the rooms are needed.

So for a movie with lots of clips, rather than trying creating the clip, at the end, and then having to work it back to the right place, move your clips from end clips out to make spare clip places first.  Still going to take some time to re-organise unfortunately.

A movie with 200 clips is very large.  How long, in time, is your movie? At say a minimum of 4 seconds per clip thats going to be somewhere around 13+ minutes.

RTarek

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Re: Inserting new clips in existing video
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 03:16:53 pm »
May 12, 2014, 03:16:53 pm
Dear DigitalCommunity,

Thank you for the advice with the different files. I would have done that but I decided to delete all the clips I already shot because I also made a mistake with the focal length and would have had to change the focal length and thus the camera position of all the sequences. In the new file I tried to combine as many clips as possible.

Dear Peter,

When creating the new camera path I considered your advice and left blank clips everywhere so I can insert new clips more easily. I just finished the new camera path.

The clip has a length of 20 min. I have to search the forum for a post about distributive rendering, because if i want some proper resolution this computer in the laboratory of my university will need 10 to 30 days!

With kind regards,


Raphael Tarek

Re: Inserting new clips in existing video
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 03:34:44 pm »
May 12, 2014, 03:34:44 pm
The clip has a length of 20 min. I have to search the forum for a post about distributive rendering,..

Just discussed in another topic last few days.

Short answer, there is no distributed rendering within Lumion. 

Most architectural visualizations are no more than 3 maybe 4 minutes.  Yours must definitely be a film.  Perhaps you should render one clip first and see how that goes.  Rendering in lower quality - 1 Star or 2 Star is the other option as well as reducing resolution.

s133zy

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Re: Inserting new clips in existing video
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 09:32:55 am »
May 13, 2014, 09:32:55 am
I've also seen it suggested that you render it in 1440p with 2 stars, then downscale it to 1080p. Presumably its a faster render for close to the same results.

Re: Inserting new clips in existing video
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 10:48:27 am »
May 13, 2014, 10:48:27 am
Yes, one of our super users - Gilson provided the suggestion.   2 Star is a lot faster to render so it's a way to avoid the more costly final AA in 3 Star. Rescaling in the video editor tends to average out some of the pixels to give a similar result. 

RTarek

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Re: Inserting new clips in existing video
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 12:42:28 pm »
May 15, 2014, 12:42:28 pm
ok I will render it with 2 stars and 1440p in order to downscale it to 1080p.